From: (Message Meister)
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 09:55:01 -0500 (EST)

Greetings. Thanksgiving, the holiday season and Winter in general, trigger 
our urge to eat more. Some worry about gaining weight. Worry no more....

People who spend most of their day at a desk face a particular problem in
losing weight.  Too many of these people fail to realize that calories can
be burned off by the hundreds by engaging in strenuous exercises that are
common for sedentary workers:

     Activity                                Calories Burned

Beating around the bush                            75
Jogging your memory                               125
Jumping to conclusions                            100
Climbing the walls                                250
Swallowing your pride                             150
Passing the buck                                   25
Grasping at straws                                 75
Throwing your weight around (depends on weight) 50-300
Dragging your heels                               100
Pushing your luck                                 360
Making mountains out of molehills                 500
Hitting the nail on the head                       50
Spinning your wheels                              145
Flying off the handle                             225
Turning the other cheek                            50
Wading through paperwork                          300
Bending over backwards                             75
Jumping on the bandwagon                          200
Beating your head against a wall                  450
Patting yourself on the back                       25
Sticking your neck out                            980
Racing against time                               300
Running around in circles                         215
Chewing nails                                      85
Fishing for compliments                            35
Tooting your own horn                              50
Climbing the ladder of success                    750
Pulling out the stops                             100
Adding fuel to the fire                            85
Pouring salt on a wound                            30
Wrapping it up at day's end                        12
   (author unknown)